JOHN DOBLE

BY ANY OTHER NAME

LOGLINE: A cripplingly shy lawyer falls in love with a Korean prostitute whose quirky mother sees a match, an unconventional love story about two sexually abused people who try to connect.

Zachery Rhymer, 29, a brilliant lawyer who stutters only around women, falls in love with Josephine Hwang, 22, a prostitute forced to work when her mother suffers a stroke. Both were sexually abused in childhood. Zachery desperately wants to see her outside work, but Josephine adamantly refuses. A chance meeting with her and her wise but quirky mother, Rin, 51, who takes an immediate liking to him, changes their lives forever. 

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE

Feature, Romantic Drama.

(Formerly titled THE STORY OF ZACHERY AND JOSEPHINE)

 

Awards: 

Top 3%, Blue Cat

Official selection "The Best of Stage 32", top 5%

Semi-Finalist, Blue Cat
Semi-Finalist, Cynosure
Semi-Finalist, Story Pros
Semi-Finalist, Table Read My Screenplay
 

Reviews & Press

It is spellbinding to see Josephine turn Zachery down with consistent fortitude. . . and when (Josephine) walks out of the “spa,” it's on the level of an “I'm everywoman” moment. [Blue Cat]

This is a strong character piece. It's intimate, and intimacy is crucial for . . . the audience experience. [We Screenplay]

It is written in a clear, clean and charming style. [Stage 32; recommend]

An engaging romantic drama, [this] does a great job developing its . . . characters and the unexpected relationship that results between them. [Launch Pad]